Important notice for Office 365 email customers who have configured connectors

Note: This post, originally published in March, got accidentally re-published on 8/23/16 when updating step 5 below. We are leaving it published as a reminder to our customers as the time for this change is now closer. If you’re an Exchange Online or Exchange Online Protection (EOP) subscriber and you have configured connectors, this post…


Migrate traditional Distribution Groups to Office 365 Groups

Over the past few months, customers are increasing both the number of Office 365 Groups created and average monthly usage. It’s great to see customers getting value out of the service. If you are using Office 365 and haven’t yet moved traditional Distribution Groups (also known as Distribution Lists or DLs) over to Office 365…


Help us test Exchange 2013/2016 to Exchange Online public folder migration

Right on the heels of our recent TAP program announcement, we wanted to see if there are customers who would like to help us validate migration of modern public folders from Exchange 2013/2016 to Exchange Online (EXO). This is a scenario that at this time we do not support, but plan on doing so. Estimated…


Exchange On-Premises TAP Program accepting nominations

We are excited to re-announce that the Exchange On-Premises TAP Program is accepting nominations!  The purpose of this post is to provide you with the opportunity to nominate your company for the Exchange On-Premises Technology Adoption Program (TAP) Program. Joining the Exchange On-Premises TAP Program provides companies with a number of advantages, such as providing…


Outlook for Mac and public folder access

Exchange Server 2013 introduced modern public folders and also shift in the way clients access the public folders. Ever since, the Outlook for Mac client had limited or no support for public folders. This article provides an update on how Outlook 2016 for Mac clients can access public folders in various topologies. Current Scenario The…


Preview of Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) for Exchange Online

On-premises Exchange environments support the ability for certain mobile apps to utilize certificate-based authentication (CBA). Today, we are pleased to announce that CBA is available in preview for customers using Office 365 Enterprise, Business, and Education plans. This feature is available in Outlook for Android and Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol. Support for Outlook for iOS…


How to Enable Kerberos Authentication for Accessing Exchange in a Resource Forest

Consider a hypothetical scenario where Contoso merges with World Wide Importers, and the two combine each others resources. World Wide Importers has Exchange 2016 deployed, so it’s decided that users from Contoso will link their accounts to mailboxes in worldwideimporters.com as a resource forest. Each company’s corporate identity will remain intact, so they will maintain…


Released: Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator v7.9

Today, we released an updated version of the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator. This release doesn’t contain many enhancements, but does contain a number of bug fixes, especially in the deployment scripts. You can view what changes have been made, or download the update directly. Ross Smith IV Principal Program Manager Office 365 Customer Experience

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HCW Improvement: The Minimal Hybrid Configuration option

Over the past several years, we have received feedback from all sorts of customers on how the Hybrid Configuration Wizard can be improved. One highly requested piece of feedback has been focused around providing an option to allow a customer to configure the bare essentials to support a hybrid configuration with Office 365. One of…